Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: IAS

‘Action will be taken,’ says Nitish Kumar at IAS officer over ‘condom’ remark at schoolgirls

IAS officer Harjot Kaur Bumrah has been slapped with a notice for her 'insensitive' conduct at a state-level workshop organised in collaboration with UNICEF for school girls.

Our take on Azad’s Congress exit, revision of J&K electoral rolls, SC on Pegasus—in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

Lateral entry in India’s bureaucracy the right step. IAS rusting for lack of competition

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

From ‘stooge’ cry to Har Ghar Tiranga advocate — IAS officer Shah Faesal reinstated by Modi govt

Faesal had resigned as an IAS officer in January 2019 to protest against ‘marginalisation of Indian Muslims’. He then started his own party, only to leave politics in August 2020.

Modi govt takes IAS promotions to next level—Additional, Joint Secretary now come closer

Under the new system, even though the undersecretary will be promoted to a deputy secretary and then to a director, the function will remain the same.

Annual IAS intake to go on at 180, inducting more will compromise quality — govt to Parliament

State-wise data tabled in Rajya Sabha Thursday says India facing a crunch of 1,472 IAS officers across states, which is close to 22 per cent of sanctioned strength.

For IAS exams, it’s important to know what not to study. Working like a donkey won’t help

In ‘Win All Your Battles,’ Vishwas Nagre Patil writes about what it takes to become an IPS officer.

180 in 2013, 180 now — Modi govt’s IAS intake remains constant despite crunch

Latest UPSC results show that total intake of recruits in civil services has gone down to 749 in 2021, from 1,228 in 2013.

IAS officer’s transfer is not a punishment for all, and Congress’ leaking lifeboat

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Govt order promoting IPS officer & junior IAS officers to same rank ‘unprecedented’, say bureaucrats

Modi government’s latest appointment orders, under which IAS, forest service, postal service officers of junior batches have superseded IPS ranks, shows its IAS bias, they added.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.